The proposed response of the Australian Government to the Senate Inquiry on social determinants of health can be found here (2.3MB PDF).
Taking Action on the Social Determinants of Health: Insights from politicians, policymakers and lobbyists
The Taking Action on the Social Determinants of Health: Insights from politicians, policymakers and lobbyists report was launched at the Social Determinants of Health Research Forum in Canberra in 2014. Authors Dr Gemma Carey (Research Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University) and Mr Bradley Crammond (Lecturer, Monash University) argue that it’s time for a targeted, solutions-focused approach to improve health outcomes for all Australians. Click here for the report.
Interview with Emeritus Professor Richard Wilkinson
Internationally renowned social determinants of health expert and author of The Spirit Level, Emeritus Professor Richard Wilkinson was in Canberra in November 2013. He sat down with Liz Callaghan from the Social Determinants of Health Alliance to discuss how lessons he has learned can be applied to the Australian context. Three videos will be released in the coming weeks.
Emeritus Professor Richard Wilkinson and
SDOHA's Liz Callaghan in Canberra
Video 3: Richard Wilkinson and The Spirit Level
In this third video, Richard Wilkinson talks about his work on health and income inequality over many years and discusses how his research -- and the research of others -- could bring about a fairer society.
Video 2: Productivity and workplace democratisation
In this second video, Richard Wilkinson talks about ways to boost productivity and democratising the workforce as a means of doing so. He discusses initiatives in the United Kingdom that have lead to greater income equality, including the introduction of a living wage, as opposed to a minimum wage.
Video 1: Government action
and effective advocacy
and effective advocacy
In this first of three videos, Richard Wilkinson discusses what governments should do to implement a social determinants of health framework, the importance of like-minded groups working together for a common goal and also responds to those critical of the social determinants agenda.